Bush Calls Gaddafi

It looks like President Bush has taken a page from his successor's playbook. The AP reports that Bush called Libya's Moammar Gaddafi yesterday—the first time an American president has spoken with the African leader. Bush congratulated Gaddafi on completing an agreement to pay $1.5 billion into a fund that will pay claims for the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Scotland and the 1986 bombing of a German disco. According to the AP, "The payment cleared the last hurdle in restoration of full normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Libya."